Just as human beings make mistakes, they ideally take advantage of the reprieves that life magically hands them. San Diego Repertory Theatre’s terrible ‘Hand to God’ resorts to puppetry as an extension of human behavior — and it doesn’t work any better onstage than in real life.
If someone was going to compile a list of books that resemble the structure of a play, Of Mice and Men would be featured as one of the most famous examples ever written. Chapters of the novella read like extended scenes of a show with emphasis on dialogue and character conversations.
Trisha Brown’s dance, in “In Plain Site,” is plain the way Shaker art or a Zen rock garden is plain: Brown stripped movement to its essence, creating series of clean, simple gestures, often performed in silence. It’s simple and impeccable … “heroism of the ordinary.” And it moved me to tears.
The Bach Collegium San Diego gave a scintillating performance of G. F. Handel’s ‘Acis and Galatea’ Friday (October 20) at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma . . .
When the Tijuana dance company Lux Boreal made Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2008, I wrote that they were raising the bar for dance in Tijuana. And, whether or not it’s Lux Boreal’s influence (I suspect it is), the six mostly-from-Baja works in “4×4 TJ Night,” curated by the company, were super, the best of them showing complexity and wit, as well as serious technical chops.